Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Salty Maggi Singapore

Ok I tried the Maggi 2-minute Noodles here in Singapore.
The ones over here are way too salty.
Tastes like eating salt and nothing else!
I miss the Maggi back in India, where the mix is just right!
Anyway I have a work-around to get rid of the saltiness.
I cook the noodles as specified in the packet, but I don't add the soup mix (same thing as "TasteMaker" in India).
After cooking and transferring to my plate (leaving a little water), I add a pinch or two of the soup mix (don't add any more than two pinches) to the noodles and mix the noodles by lifting them up repeatedly with spoon and fork.
Voila! The perfect mix.
Well, you must be asking "So what about the rest of the soup mix?"
Walk to the nearest dust bin. Throw the remaining soup mix and the empty noodles packet in the bin.
Oh by the way, not only are you reducing the saltiness, but you are also cutting down the intake of Monosodium glutamate (Ajinomoto) which is contained only in the soup mix, not in the noodles. So you can have your hair safe, and still eat your favourite Maggi noodles!

Monday, August 28, 2006

Online Tutorials

The Legendary ADTC, in collaboration with Temasek Engineering School and Microsoft Corporation, is introducing Online Tutorials. Such tutorials are achieved by utilising the handwriting feature of Windows Live Messenger on a Tablet PC. It is very simple and easy to use, and it redefines the whole definition of online tutorial concept. All you need is:
A computer. (The tutor should have a Tablet PC)
Windows XP.
Windows Live Messenger.
Your tutor/student should be in your contact list.

Haha... interesting isn't it? It's actually happening... Some of my classmates actually ask me doubts and I write the solutions into the handwriting tab of my Windows Live Messenger, with the EMR pen of my Tablet PC... I do the same to explain concepts to them, utilising colours like red, green and blue for vibrancy!... What a noble use for technology... your parents would have never thought it would be possible!!

Monday, August 21, 2006

Bored... Bored

I don't know what to do... where to go... to even get out of this room... I feel so bored... Having nothing to do... No work... At least if I got work in McDonalds I could have been working there now. But no nothing to do. Even exams are coming up and I'm not preparing for them. I know I'm gonna go into the exam hall without studying and then come out saying "Dang! If only I revised I could have done better!"... I know it, yet I don't feel like studying... And I didn't have lunch yet. I don't know why but I didn't feel like going out to eat. I miss home food. I'm bored of having the same crap everyday... and food is costly here, except in a place where it's run down. I wish I came to a better place, with more food courts. Then I could've enjoyed every lunch and dinner. Never mind... let me go to lunch now.

Sunday, August 20, 2006

Friendships

I didn't have much friends all my life and I still don't. My latest best friend broke up the friendship and called me possessive and selfish. He said I don't care about what other people may think... He told me I'm immature. He said I should think twice before saying words.

Yea true... Maybe I'm immature... Maybe I don't know how to keep friends... Maybe I don't know what to say. Maybe I'm wrong to think I have freedom of speech... and say whatever I feel like... Maybe its wrong to ever write and post this!

But yesterday I went to church for the saturday youth service, and in the sermon, they were talking about friendships and sharing the gospel. One of the examples they gave is, a person asking his friend to stop lying to others, like his parents. This was the same situation that I created the last time I met my ex-best-friend.

When we share the gospel, even in the simplest way, we can expect to lose friends and others who are close to us. But this should not pull down your faith. In fact, since that incident, my faith in God increased even more, and I held on to him. I went to church and met new friends, God-loving friends. I always wanted to have God-loving friends, but I haven't met any in Singapore except in the church. I lost a friend, but gained more than one. Yes, the friend I lost is gonna be a "friend" of mine, but not my best friend any more. Well he can't be the ultimate best friend of mine anyway. There is only one person who is my true best friend - Jesus. He holds on to me no matter how much I wrong him. (But that's no licence for me to wrong him!) He loves me and knows me from deep within, which is something a best friend or even a life partner can't do.

Lord, remind me to continually pray for my friend, whom I don't wish to mention here. May he realise the mistake he is doing, and recognize the deception he is facing. May he turn to You and return to You, submit his life to You, for you along are God. May he do things not to please himself but to please You for we are created to please You. May he remember that even the so called "small" mistakes like lying are displeasing to you. May he realize that being a Christian is not to chant prayer routinely in the prayer room and "visit" God in church every Sunday, but to have a heart-felt relationship with You through Your Son, and no one else, a relationship more promising than a marriage! Thank you for hearing my prayers for my dear friend, and thank you for answering them in Your will. In Jesus' name, Amen

Admiring, Criticizing or Scrutinizing?

I wonder why some strangers are looking at me. It especially disturbs me when young girls look at me without me knowing. Are they admiring? Hmm... I don't think there's anything in me to admire!... What about scrutinizing? C'mon I can't be a historical artifact placed inside four glass walls! Then there must be only one reason.... They're criticizing me!!!